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Dhow Palace Hotel

4-star hotel with indoor pool, near Shangani Beach

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
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£60

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Kenyatta Road / Baghani Street, Zanzibar Town, 397400, Tanzania
8.6.Fabulous.
  • If you are looking for a place in stone Town close to everything this is a great one to…

    Dec 12, 2020

  • Wonderful 2 day stay in Stone Town at the beginning of our holiday in Zanzibar excellent…

    Jan 2, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
Shopping
Convenient
Safe
Dining options
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 30 guestrooms
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Childcare

For families

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 5-minute walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 40-minute walk
  • Old Fort - 5-minute walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 6-minute walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 7-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Single Room
  • Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Sea View

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 5-minute walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 40-minute walk
  • Old Fort - 5-minute walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 6-minute walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 7-minute walk
  • House of Wonders - 8-minute walk
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 14-minute walk
  • Prison Island - 17-minute walk
  • Livingstone's House - 25-minute walk
  • Chapwani Island - 5.5 mi / 8.9 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) 7-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
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Kenyatta Road / Baghani Street, Zanzibar Town, 397400, Tanzania

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time noon-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Local laws may restrict unmarried guests from sharing a room

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free off-site parking nearby

Other information

  • No alcohol allowed onsite
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Indoor pool

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • Danish
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Norwegian
  • Swahili
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer

More

  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Dining

On-site venue – Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Dhow Palace Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/stone Town
  • Dhow Palace Hotel
  • Dhow Palace Zanzibar Town
  • Dhow Palace
  • Dhow Palace Hotel Hotel
  • Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Dhow Palace Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
  • Dhow Palace Hotel Hotel

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 (one-way)

Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge.

Local area shuttle, beach shuttle and shopping centre shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Dhow Palace Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
  • You can check in from noon - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers pool views. Nearby restaurants include Archipelago Cafe & Restaurant (3-min walk), Livingstone (3-min walk) and The Silk Route (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20 one-way.
  • Dhow Palace Hotel has an indoor pool.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Great location to explore Stonetown. Clean rooms and bathroom. Beds very comfortable but it seemed as though mattresses were foam as they were so hot. Lovely balcony with pool view. Staff very polite and helpful

    2 night trip with friends, Feb 17, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovely clean , great decor and staff also friendly- would come again

    Michael, 1 night trip, Nov 22, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Hidden gem

    Beautiful hotel in a great location. I'm not sure what the official ☆ rating is but I'd give it ☆☆☆ by English standards.

    Louise, 2 night trip with friends, Oct 26, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Quirky Hotel

    Stayed one night here. Pleased with staff and room. Service was good but I did order room service which never came and when i checked in the morning they said i cancelled it - which i hadnt....i fell asleep waiting for it! Other than that i cant fault the hotel. Thank you

    Rajiv, 1 night trip, Oct 4, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lodging in Stone Town

    It’s a hotel that is, in my humble opinion just about a three star, the wi-fi only works in certain parts of the hotel and the shower has both pressure and drainage issues (you are left standing in shower water) but it’s got lots of old world charm, retains its character (this place goes back to the 1500’s) and has a lovely pool. It’s a bit like a bigger version of a riad you could find in Marrakesh. The staff were great, extremely helpful and it was clean, comfortable and the air conditioning was extremely functional. If you want 5 star this is not the place for you but if you want a good, honest and comfortable lodging then this establishment should be something to consider.

    DAVID J, 2 night family trip, Aug 4, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic decor

    Really friendly and helpful staff. Great location. Great atmosphere. The pool is nice, the breakfast is also really good.

    1 night trip, Aug 4, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    5 star staff! Excellent service from EVERY member of the staff. Spacious rooms and free breakfast. Only negatives i can think of are slow wifi and wall window AC units which can be underpowered. Mosquito net on the bed was a plus!

    3 night trip, Feb 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The suite is great

    N, 2 night business trip, Feb 2, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Treated like royalty.

    Great location -- central but quiet -- and an even better staff made my short stay lovely. I was allowed to check in early to my large room with a balcony overlooking the pool. Breakfast was very good and I appreciated the art in the public areas and the smiles of the staff.

    Edward, 1 night trip, Dec 15, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Dhow Palace Hotel have been very understanding during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Fransisca, 4 night family trip, Jul 27, 2020

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